Brazil soccer club fire

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Added On February 10, 2019

 In Brazil, 10 young soccer players, between the ages of 14 and 16, were killed in a fire at a training center in the city of Rio de Janeiro on Friday.

 
 
The soccer club training center was operated by Brazil's Flamengo soccer club, and housed a total of 26 players.
 
According to one young survivor, only half of the residents were able to escape Friday's blaze, which spread rapidly through the facility's air-conditioning system.
 
Officials are investigating the cause of the fire, which started at about 5 a.m. local time when most of the players were sleeping.
 
The club's president has called it "the worst tragedy in the club's 123-year history."
   
The city of Rio says the center did not have a license to operate as a residence.